Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:45:17 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Spider-Man's 50th anniversary

Marvel celebrates five decades of web-slinging action!



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Today marks fifty years since everyone's favourite web-slingng superhero swung into our lives. The first appearance of Stan Lee's Spider-Man in a Marvel comic came on 10 August, 1962 and saw Peter Parker, an unassuming teenager, gain spider-like powers after being bitten by a radioactive arachnid. Since then, Spidey has had his own movies and TV shows and has become one of the most bankable superheroes on the planet.

Join us as we look back at five decades of this remarkable franchise.

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